Susan Dillon has a long history in the beauty industry, starting in Washington, D.C.; she has trained in New York, Chicago, and Charlotte just to name a few. She also has a background in education, management and salon ownership. She is well respected for her expertise in Permanent Texture Design, a method of perming hair so that it looks and behaves like natural curl, as well as being a Color Specialist. As one of the founding owners of OVHCS, Susan invites you to come and enjoy the relaxed and professional atmosphere at the salon and let them help you find your perfect style.
One of the things Susan loves about working in the hairstyling industry is meeting new people and developing long-term professional relationships with her clients. She understands that hairstyles should be flattering, as well as easy to maintain and enjoys working personally with each of her clients to create a look that is the perfect fit. Susan loves to build a hairstyle around the face shape adding color to enhance the look.
Heather Mushill came to the Hampton Roads area in 1996 from Northern Virginia where she started her career. In addition to having a background in salon management, she spent many years as an educator and has taught hair color theory all over the east coast. Now, as a founding owner of OVHCS, Heather’s passion continues to be education and natural hair care. She enjoys sharing her experiences with young stylists and helping them to be the best they can as well as educating clients on the best ways to care for their hair in the easiest ways possible.
Heather is certified in 4 different color lines and also specializes in corrective color, long hairstyles and formal hair styles. She is a good listener and a fantastic problem solver, the integrity of your hair is her first priority and she will always do her very best to assure that your hair is not only gorgeous but healthy! In a world filled with chemicals Heather’s goal is to reduce exposure as much as possible while giving clients the fashion looks they desire.
Elizabeth Pischke moved to Virginia in 1990 from Wisconsin. In 2011, Elizabeth graduated from the Rudy & Kelly Academy; this is where her love for the industry grew. Elizabeth has been a team member at OVHCS since 2012 and she has attended many specialty classes to further her education.
Elizabeth loves doing creative color placements and out of the box cuts to create custom looks for her clients while maintaining the natural integrity of their hair and educating them on take home care. She has a passion for organic living and is happy to work in a salon that values natural over chemical. Elizabeth loves learning new trends in hair design. She strives to have a great communication with every client. Wild to mild, she loves to see you smile!
Andrea Ducharme moved to Virginia in the early fall of 2009 from Connecticut. Andrea has been working in the Customer Service arena for most of her working career. She became a team member at the HairColor Studio in the late summer of 2015 as Guest Services Coordinator. Andrea enjoys assisting you with all your appointment schedules and answering questions about our services and hair care products.
Ashley Skinner is a creative and talented artist with the diversity to bring fresh ideas and solutions for all your hair care needs. With her love of color to add the pop of vibrancy back into your hair, to the edgy styles she can recreate effortlessly, she will make you feel pampered and refreshed. Her skill set ranges from graduated haircuts, short cuts, long layers, textured hair, fades, balayage, to fashion colors and more. She enjoys specialty styles and blowouts tremendously. Ashley can provide smooth results every time. Continuous education is important to Ashley, allowing her to keep up with the latest trends, techniques, innovative tools, and product knowledge as the hair industry continues to grow. Ashley looks forward to meeting you and helping you in your hair care journey!
Caitlyn Martinez is a local–born and raised in Virginia Beach. She started her love of beauty at an early age creating hair and makeup transformations for her friends and family. She graduated from the Rudy & Kelly Academy where she perfected her skills to the industry standards. She planted roots at OVHCS in 2012, left to focus on makeup and brow artistry, and has returned to use her many talents on clients.
She enjoys keeping up with the trends and perfecting her skills by attending training classes or learning from her fellow stylists. She loves creating beautiful, healthy hair designs through cut and color using the natural color lines featured at OVHCS. A real people person, Caitlyn will make you feel relaxed, give you a good laugh or tell you about the loves of her life—her pups!